My focus on teaching is on contemporary Rock and Pop music, with a taste of funk, soul, blues and the option of a little country and metal.
We start off by learning the two main guitar techniques, chords and picking, to form simple songs. We move on to learn simple riffs from Guitar Tablature to add to those songs, and build from there to go into more complex songs involving rhythm and lead playing, fingerpicking, arpeggio picking, soloing and many more guitar techniques.
I involve practical music theory every step of the way to understand how it all comes together. We also start with learning to sight-read music, and as we progress we learn about scales, more advanced music theory, improvisation and more.
My background as a player is performing in pop and rock cover bands over the last 8 years, with elements of funk and soul included, as well as playing with Taylor Sheridan – a Soulful Pop artist from Melbourne for the past 6 years.
If you have a particular style of music you’d like to focus on or include please let me know and I’d love to cater the lessons to your style.
As a beginner, it is best to learn the fundamentals through simple songs to gain an understanding of song structure and guitar techniques, and we can move into focusing on your favourite style as you build on your skills.
Some of the artists we’ll be covering in just the first few months of lessons include:
The Rolling Stones, Santana, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Jet, Guns ‘n’ Roses, The Beatles, Powderfinger, Ed Sheeran, Green Day, The Offspring, The Living End, Taylor Swift, Vance Joy, Bob Dylan, Pharrell Williams, Eric Clapton, The White Stripes, Wolfmother, Deep Purple, Nirvana, Cold Chisel and heaps more!